19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Waco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palisade
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly

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Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marin Headlands and Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail. Visiting Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Laguna de Santa Rosa will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Inverness to see Tomales Bay State Park about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online day trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

South Padre Island

— 1 night
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then stop by Seas the Day.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip maker.

You can fly from San Francisco to South Padre Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco to South Padre Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, South Padre Island is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Old Tunnel State Park, then do a tasting at William Chris Vineyards, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally stop by Rustlin' Rob's Texas Gourmet Foods.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg online journey planner.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Fredericksburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in April, plan for little chillier nights in Fredericksburg, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Waco

— 2 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Old Fort Parker, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Parker State Park. On your second day here, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Cedar Chest Too Antique Mall, learn about winemaking at Kissing Tree Vineyards, then look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos, and finally look for gifts at The Findery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Waco travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Waco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Waco can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palisade.

Things to do in Waco

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Palisade

— 1 night
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, then learn about winemaking at Mesa Park Vineyards, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Devils Canyon Hiking Trails, then get outside with Rimrock Adventures, then do a tasting at Debeque Canyon Winery, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Palisade Sunday Market.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Palisade trip site.

Traveling by car from Waco to Palisade takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Waco to Palisade is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Waco in April, with highs in Palisade at 20°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palisade

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Titanic. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Neon Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, visit Las Vegas Downtown, and make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Palisade to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Palisade to Las Vegas. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Palisade in April: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 31°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.